What started as a staff motivational exercise is now inspiring the city of Wagga to perform random acts of kindness.
Hume Bank regional manager Justin Rynehart encouraged his staff to pay it forward and perform acts of kindness to strangers to celebrate the bank’s 60th birthday.
The acts were recorded on the Make Someone’s Day in Wagga Facebook page and the response was unexpected.
“We’re just rapt with how it’s taken off,” My Rynehart said.
“Everyone usually concentrates on the negative but there’s a lot of nice things happening.
“We are creating a forum for other people to report the nice things they are doing around town.
“It reaffirms that people like doing good things and most people are good people.”
Mr Rynehart wants the page to become a meeting place for people to post their good deeds in the hopes others in the community will follow suit.
The page was started a few weeks ago and already has almost 1500 likes.
The acts reported range from paying for someone’s morning cup of coffee or baby formula to buying someone’s lunch or delivering flowers.
Mr Rynehart said it was obvious that these small acts were getting big reactions.
“You can tell that there’s some emotion in what people write on there,” he said.
“We want this to continue and grow and ask anyone who has been touched by an act of kindness to pass that on.”
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